Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Challenges again...


So the Impression Obsession designers are engaged in a blog challenge today; hope you'll visit all their blogs (on my sidebar) to see the fabulous things they're doing! The challenge is wreaths. Here's mine. I used one of the BIG BOLD "Cover a card" background stamps that I stamped with one of the new Impression Obsession Mega Mounts. These background stamps are humungous! When you mount them on the mega mount, there's a lovely little curve on the mount that lets you just sort of "rock" your image right onto your cardstock...SOOOO easy to use!! So, here are some pics for you. The first one is my card, the others will (I hope) let you see the mounts. I used the Cover a Card Tapestry stamp on acetate, thermal embossed with Seafoam White EP (Ranger). The cover-a-card stamps are HUGE, at 5 3/4 " square, and they really DO cover a card! (lol) I used this IO sentiment too. I punched several differant green cardstock scraps with a Martha Stewart punch, and mounted them on a Spellbinders Nestability circle punched piece of cardstock.





If you'd like to include your OWN wreath card in the challenge, go on over to the Impression Obsession blog...if you use only IO stamps on your wreath creation, you could win a $25.00 gift certificate!

This next card is for the Wednesday Stamper challenge, which is Asian this week. I used an OnyxXpressions panda stamp over a hand stitched and beaded design, with an OnyxXpressions sentiment stamp on the left. I really enjoy finding new ways to combine stitching and stamping! I'm posting a close-up of the beading too. It's such FUN to do!



THANKS for stopping by my blog today! I'll visit yours too. ;)

20 comments:

Suzanne C said...

Love the background and teh beautiful wreath made from all teh lovely branches. (I submitted my wreath card to Shirley) The panda is adorable and the bead work is fantastic. I just imagine you sitting there stitching away!

Shirley said...

Stopping by to say hi and say what a really prety card you have there! Also thanks for all of the great links lady! Hope your trip was wonderful too! Will get your card into your gallery tomorrow.....oooops! It already is tomorrow. When I get up!!

Shirley said...

Forgot to tell you I love Onyx Expresson stamps too and your card is just lovely!

Femmy said...

absolutely great!!!

Daniela said...

Wow, that embossed background is so pretty. I have that stamp. Beautiful creations. I love the beads on the socond card!

krcrafts said...

Nice wreath! Really like the background, too :)

nise said...

OOH! Thanks for showing the IO stamp and handle. And I LOVE the beaded panda. You do great stuff and always leave me with something to ponder.

KnutzEls said...

Really beutiful

*jean* said...

amazing card!!! i love the beads & paper...one of my favorite combos!! and that embossed card is really cool! thanks for sharing...

Julie Koerber said...

Lovely Deborah! That wreath just pops on that fabulous background! ;-)

Jenny Gropp said...

WOW -- your wreath is FAB, great pics of the rocker block too. My jaw dropped over the beading on the panda card -- beautiful!!!

Willy said...

Your Asian card is great!

Viv's Visuals said...

Fabulous cards - love the panda!

Little GTO said...

Gorgeous beadwork! Great little wreath.
Sharon L

Laura said...

The cover a card on acetate is such a great idea!

Carol said...

Deborah, looking at the wreath you made looks like we had the same idea except I like how you used multicolor green to make your wreath! And stamping your own background looks AMAZING! Adding the bow and fancy brad was a great touch! BEAUTIFUL!

Amy said...

WOW..what an amazing Panda..he is glorious!!!

Hermine said...

Gorgeous artwork

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

Both cards are really lovely Deborah! Such a sweet panda!

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Lovely cards and lots of pretty art to see here!!!
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